EAT AT THE DOG!
I am currently working on a roadside food stand for the indoor layout. Its going to be called either the Doggie Diner, Tail of the Pup, or Hot Doggie Hot Dogs:
This started as a carved wood dog I found on Ebay, I have been looking for the right figure since I started rebuilding the layout! All I had found had been either too big, too small, too primative, or too finely detailed. I had given up and was planning to use sculptamold to make my diner, when one day on a whim I did a search, found this, checked the dimensions were about right, bid and wholla! I won, ideally it should be a tad bigger but so far I really like to compact look thats coming out of so far. Now to wait for the putty and glue to dry and then paint and signage.
This is based on not one, but 2 REAL roadside diners that once existing on the westside of LA, both were known as the Doggie Diner, both were a short drive from each other, one was more realistic but the other had its own charm.
If you saw the film The Rocketeer, you saw one of them recreated for the film:
the other which is more like my version, was smaller and graced a book on the subject: